Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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This is a lovely one villa museum in European style, an exceptional glance that allows you to find a piece of the Old Continent in Miami.

The villa was built in the early 900s at the behest of the industrialist James Deering, passionate about European culture and art. With this construction he wanted to magnify the beauty of the overseas style, re-proposing Spanish-style gardens, pure architecture and gushing fountains. In many corners, what you breathe is a real one anthem to Spain, with architectural re-enactments that recall, for example Venice, with bridges and landings at the sea, or with a faithful reproduction of the Roman Barcaccia in Piazza di Spagna.

The interiors in the villa are likewise made with extreme care, but with an eye for the new technologies of the time, of which Deering was a fan: 30 landlines (at the time all of Miami had just 60), elevators, appliances, etc.

Visiting times

To dedicate the right time to Villa Vizcaya, it takes about 3 hours of tour, but the guided tour (run by volunteers) lasts only 45 minutes, so it is advisable to buy a printed guide.

tickets: 18 $
Where it is: 3251 South Miami Avenue, north of Coconut Grove
How to reach us: Take the Metro (Metrorail) and get off at Vizcaya Station.

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